Saleema Nawaz

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Saleema Nawaz is the author of the short story collection Mother Superior and the novel Bone and Bread, which won the 2013 Quebec Writers’ Federation Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction. Her fiction has appeared in many Canadian literary journals, and her short story “My Three Girls,” won the 2008 Writers’ Trust of Canada/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize.

Born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Saleema completed a Bachelor of Humanities at Carleton University and an M.A. in English Literature at the University of Manitoba, where her novella “The White Dress” was awarded the inaugural Robert Kroetsch Prize for Best Creative Thesis.

She currently lives and writes in Montreal, Quebec.

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Bone & Bread

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I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
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On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
"UPDATED: May 24, 2018, after watching the new film:

This is my second viewing of the film. I first saw it last September during the Toronto film festival. I read the book a month ago. And I rescreened the film a few days ago to review before its th..." Read more of this review »
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The Likeness by Tana French
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In the Woods by Tana French
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The Handover by Elaine Dewar
"I can safely call this investigative book a "bombshell" and a "thriller," as it was described by the blurbs on the jacket. Elaine Dewar sets out with impressive determination to understand a decades-long mystery of how McClelland & Stewart, on..." Read more of this review »
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Little Sister by Barbara Gowdy
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“Growing up seemed to mean that the only kind of pretending that was still safe was pretending we could do without it.”
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“I found it hard to navigate through the effusive warmth of theatre people, one that didn't necessarily seem false to me, and maybe wasn't, but which to an outsider's eye seemed superfluous.”
Saleema Nawaz, Bone & Bread

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